News & Features


Blue Jay 5k run raises awareness

May 2, 2013

Students, alumni and community members came together this Sunday to participate in the 11th Annual Johns Hopkins Blue Jay 5K and 1/2 Mile Fun Run. With 341 people registered for the event, organizers were able to raise over $11,000.


Phi Gamma Delta hosts Islander party

May 2, 2013

The Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) fraternity hosted their annual FIJI Islander on the President’s lawn last Saturday. The afternoon event collected proceeds for the United Services Organization (USO) and The Katie Oppo Research Fund.


Campus book drive honors alumna Anne Smedinghoff

May 2, 2013

This past Saturday and Sunday, students and alumni joined together to host a book drive in front of the MSE Library in memory of Hopkins alumna Anne Smedinghoff. The book drive was accompanied by a memorial service held Saturday morning at Hodson Hall.


The Triple Helix holds a panel to discuss global health problems and solutions

May 2, 2013

The Triple Helix, the undergraduate journal of science, society and law, hosted a panel event titled “Discussion on Innovations for Global Health” in the Charles Commons Ballroom on Monday. Professors from Hopkins and other universities used the event as a forum to speak about the challenges and breakthroughs in the interdisciplinary field of global health.


Indian, Jewish communities collaborate

May 2, 2013

Nissim Reuben, an Indian Jew who is the program director of Indian-Jewish American Relations at the American Jewish Committee (AJC), spoke at Hopkins on Friday evening about his multilayered personal identity and work as an advocate. Sponsored jointly by South Asian Students at Hopkins (SASH) and the Coalition of Hopkins Activists for Israel (CHAI), the event was unique in drawing together the Jewish and Indian communities on campus.


Lieberman named as University’s 14th Provost

April 29, 2013

Robert C. Lieberman, from Columbia University, has been appointed the University’s fourteenth Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. President Ronald J. Daniels announced this appointment in an email sent to the JHU community this morning.


Relay for Life events raise money and spirits

April 25, 2013

Relay For Life hosted its annual event this past Friday. The 564 registered participants and the Hopkins community raised a total of $50,000 for the Relay For Life event, a $10,000 decrease from last year’s event. These donations will go to funding cancer research and patient support programs.


SIO hosts panel on microfinance, poverty

April 25, 2013

Students gathered in the Charles Commons Multipurpose Room this past Tuesday to watch a panel of speakers discuss microfinance in a Dinner and Debate hosted by the undergraduate organization Social Investment Outreach (SIO).


Former Cypriot Central Bank Governor speaks: defends record and talks Euro crisis

April 25, 2013

Former Cypriot Central Bank Governor Athanasios Orphanides, spoke at Hopkins on April 19 about the Euro Area crisis. Orphanides presided as Governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus from May 2007 to May 2012 and was a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank between Jan. 2008 and May 2012.  Orphanides also previously taught graduate and undergraduate economics classes at Hopkins, while serving as a Senior Adviser at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve.


Politik discussion sparks debate over pot

April 25, 2013

JHU Politik hosted the second part of its Politik Conversation Series on Sunday evening, with participants engaging in a lively discussion about the pros and cons of changing the legal status of marijuana in the United States.


SJP provides alternative point of view

April 25, 2013

Founded this April as a provisional group, the Students for Justice in Palestine club seeks to provide Hopkins with another point of view regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Freshman Maysa Elsheikh, co-founder of the new group along with junior Basmah Nada, explained that she and a few friends sensed a one-sidedness to the attention given to the conflict.


Engineering Dean takes new post at Penn State

April 25, 2013

Dean Nick Jones announced last Friday that he will step down from his position on June 30 as the first Benjamin T. Rome Dean of the Whiting School of Engineering. Jones will be moving to The Pennsylvania State University, where he has accepted an offer to serve as the institution’s next Executive Vice President and Provost.


Poll shows majority support for smoking ban

April 25, 2013

On Tuesday morning Robert Turning, Director of Student Activities, sent the entire undergraduate community an email revealing the results from the Smoking Ban Survey that went on throughout the SGA elections. The majority, at 52.7 percent and 1540 votes, felt that smoking should be banned on the Hopkins campus. About 37.7 percent of voters went against the ban with 1079 votes and another 241 votes, or 8.4 percent, abstained.


FAS hosts Ben and Jerry’s co-founder

April 25, 2013

Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben and Jerry’s Homemade, Inc., headlined the final event of this spring’s Foreign Affairs Symposium series on Tuesday night at Shriver Hall. He began by discussing Ben and Jerry’s’ beginnings and reminiscing about his first encounter with co-founder Ben Cohen.


"Bomb threat" at Subway was false alarm

April 24, 2013

At 5:26 p.m. today, the Johns Hopkins Emergency Alert Text Message System sent a campus-wide message informing students of a bomb threat at Subway. The message read, “Bomb threat at Subway Restaurant located at 33rd & St Paul, Charles Village. Avoid the Location.”